By Adebayo Williams
Trinity Gay, daughter of American Olympics runner Tyson Gay’s has been shot dead. The 15-year-old was shot in her neck at Cook Out restaurant in Lexington early Sunday morning. She had been struck by a bullet after occupants of two cars were involved in a gun fight outside the restaurant. She was pronounced dead at the University of Kentucky Medical Center on Sunday.
Officers went to the parking lot of the restaurant near the University of Kentucky campus at about 4am after witnesses reported gunfire was exchanged between two vehicles, Lexington police said in a statement. The vehicles have been described as a gray Dodge Charger and a dark-colored sports car with tinted windows. Officers located one of the vehicles and stopped two people for questioning, the statement added.
“She didn’t make it. I’m so confused. She was just here last week for fall break. It’s so crazy. I have no idea what happened,” a distraught Tyson Gay told LEX18.
Trinity had followed in her sprinter father’s footsteps and was making a name for herself as a Lafayette High School athlete. She was a sprinter and finished fourth in the 100 meters and fifth in the 200 meters at the state Class 3A high school track meet in May, records show. She also ran on a 4×200 relay team that finished fourth. Her father also ran at Lafayette and still holds the state record in the 100 set in 2001.